36.48% out of 14,390 aspiring CPA candidates made to the roster of licensed accountants after the conclusion of the CPA licensure exams administered by the Profession Regulation Commission (PRC) – Board of Accountancy on October 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2016 at PRC testing centers in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena and Tacloban.
Vhinson Jay Samson Garcia, from Wesleyan University Philippines – Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, led all exam takers, garnering 94.33%. He was followed by Daryl John Sarmiento Punzalan, from Southern Luzon State University Lucban, Quezon, with 94.17% average.
University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman led all schools as its entire candidates of 69 all became CPAs for 100.00% passing rate. They were tailed by University of Santo Tomas (UST) with a 90.72% success rate (352/388) and De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila with a 88.66% success rate (86/97).
UST incidentally has the second most number of passers, just behind Polytechnic University Of The Philippines-Main (PUP)-Sta. Mesa’s 474 and has the most number top ten placers with five, including the top 3 (tied) and 4.
Here at home, Saint Louis University (SLU) still has the biggest number of passers while University of Baguio (UB) has the best success rate.
A total of 109 SLU candidates became CPAs. This is good for sixth rank nationwide and trails only PUP, UST, Ateneo De Davao University’s 119 and Holy Angel University’s 114. SLU fielded a total of 242 candidates for a 45.04% success rate.
The 13 UB passers out of 23 candidates, translating to a 56.52 passing rate, led their alma mater in the success rate.
The University of the Cordilleras garnered 32 out of 61 candidates for a 52.46 success rate while the Cordillera Career Development College had 12 passers out of 59 takers for a 20.34% success rate.
The Kings College of the Philippines had two passers while the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College had one.